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Aspiring 18-year-old chef whips up original blackened Opah recipe

Sponsored by Department of Agriculture

Aspiring chef Hunter Gentry is an incoming student at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley and the HI Now Department of Agriculture Eat Local recipe winner for the month of December. He showed host Jobeth Devera how to make Blackened Opah with Lime Cream sauce and local veggies.

8 oz white fish
1/8 Cup whipping cream
Juice & zest of 1 lime
1 – 2 bunches bok choy
1 red bell pepper
1 small Ewa sweet onion
Okinawa sweet potato
Big Island mushrooms
green onion
blackened spice

About Hunter Gentry
Hunter likes cooking but really LOVES baking and working with dough.  Hunter was the first Keiki in the Kitchen winner at the 2014 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.  He has also won numerous awards with his culinary team at Mililani High School.  At age 15, Hunter started his professional career in the culinary scene with a private chef and had the opportunity to cook for President Obama’s White House Staff during Obama’s holiday vacations.  Since then, Hunter has been working and training with Chef Elmer Guzman, owner of Poke Stop & Fish Hook Café.

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